The average salary for a Contract Administrator in Washington, District of Columbia is $63,126 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Office, Procurement, Document Management, and Legal Research. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$49,095 - $91,184
MEDIAN: $63,125

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$49,048 - $91,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
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352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Contract Administrator Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Document Management
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Legal Research
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Legal Compliance
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Contract Negotiation
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Microsoft Word
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Contract Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Microsoft Excel
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Contractor Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


66 %
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 8%